Author: Scott Lemieux

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The attempts to parse the comments of Administration officials to prove that they didn’t technically lie are pointless, because of course the chief basis of the Administration’s case was the conflation of Iraq with the “war on terra.” Whatever specific claims were made, the strategy was to portray Iraq as a direct threat to the […]

Nada Hatin’

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On June 18, 2004
With respect to my recent post on conservative vanity candidate Ralph Nader, some response to the many intelligent comments are in order. First, fine commentary from The Poor Man and Nathan Newman. In response to Erik’s reasonable comments about the Democrats’ lack of vision, he has a point to some degree, although the Democrats have at least gotten […]

Bloody Sam

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On June 17, 2004

It’s difficult to find an issue so clear-cut that The Nation and eventheliberal New Republic agree, but both have great reviews of Sam Huntington’s new book, People Who Aren’t Wh

Wingnut Theology

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On June 16, 2004
I’m surprised this quote from Bishop Deal W. Hudson that Josh Marshall IDed hasn’t gotten more play. But it’s an unusually candid admission about the nature of the jihad against pro-choice Catholic Democrats: “Once you open this door, what’s going to come rolling through it?” asked Deal W. Hudson, editor of the magazine Crisis and a key […]

Strange Justice

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On June 15, 2004

Yesterday, the Supreme Court held, 8-1, that defendants can make a sexual harassment claim against an employer when the environment was so hostile that the defendant was compelled to resign. The one

We Have A Weiner!

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On June 14, 2004
In a rare case of me being with the winning team, the winner of THE VICIOUS INSTAPUNDIT BLOGROLL CONTEST at MaxSpeak has been announced, and the winner is: InstaPundit. Let us first ponder the utter depravity of the winning comment, made by a tenured law professor: Civilized societies have found it harder, though, to beat the barbarians […]

Supersize This

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On June 14, 2004

I saw Supersize Me, a very fine movie, last week. One of the film’s most-praised segments involves an interview with a Reason editor (Jacob Sullum, I think) wondering when it would be social

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